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May 29, 2019  1:20 PM

PowerShell Clears Stale Printer Objects

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Network printers, Printer management, Windows 10

I've got a somewhat temperamental driver for my otherwise excellent Samsung ML-2850 network printer. Every now and then, the driver goes sideways for no obvious reasons. When that happens, I simply use Devices & Printers to remove the device, and then use its TCP/IP address to reinstall it....

May 13, 2019  6:31 PM

Examining Windows 10 ETL files

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Event logs, Log files, Windows 10

An interesting post popped up on TenForums this morning. Entitled "SSD is 50% Consumed with ETL files," it requests help in separating keepers from losers. It also asks for...


March 30, 2019  11:06 AM

WakeMeOnLan Provides Quick Compact Net Survey

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Network management, Network Scanners, Wake on LAN, Windows 10

Sometimes, accidental uses of software outstrip intended uses. Let me explain: my son's PC is up in his bedroom. It's about as far from my office as you can get in my house. Because I'm always tinkering with the PCs at home, I like to remote into them. But he's away at school most weekdays, and out...


January 29, 2019  4:00 PM

Prioritize Win10 NICs Using PowerShell

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
NIC, Windows 10

In most cases, Windows prioritizes wired Internet connections over wireless ones. This makes sense for all kinds of reasons. Wired connections are less susceptible to interference, and are often faster than wireless ones. Nevertheless, you can easily prioritize Win10 NICs using PowerShell. To view...


December 12, 2018  3:56 PM

Intel Win10 UWP Configuration Utility

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
IP networking, Network interface, Windows 10

Last week, I blogged about Intel Windows 10 Modern Drivers. As it turns out, there was more going on with that than I recognized. In addition to a new set of drivers, Intel also...


September 17, 2018  11:51 AM

8GadgetPack Remains Viable and Valuable

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
gadgets, Monitoring, Network monitoring, Windows 10, Windows monitoring

Those who’ve been using Windows for a while probably remember that Desktop Gadgets came and went during the Windows Vista and 7 era. A desktop gadget is a handy little applet of sorts that remains constantly visible in a...


June 25, 2018  9:37 AM

MS Answers Offers 1803 Networking Resolution

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Network administration, Networking, Windows 10

The latest version of Windows 10, 1803, made its public debut on April 30. By May 9, I'd already published a blog post here entitled "Bring Back Basic Win10 1803 Networking."...


June 6, 2018  12:02 PM

NirSoft NetBScanner Offers Win10 LAN Insights

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
IP networking, NetBIOS, Windows 10

Nir Sofer is a prolific developer of Windows tools for all kinds of uses. His NirLauncher utility console brings over 200 tools together, at last count. After massive reporting of LAN issues for...


May 23, 2018  1:15 PM

Win10 NetBIOS Names Get Weirder

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Hostname, Name resolution, NetBIOS, Windows 10

Last Friday, I observed in a post here that machine names appeared case sensitive in RDP. Indeed they are -- kind of -- and in other places, too. This includes...


May 21, 2018  1:39 PM

Bring Back PING in Win10 1803

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Firewall management, Network troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Defender, Windows firewall

The old putatively Chinese curse goes "May you live in interesting times." And in that sense, interesting is the adjective I'd apply to networking in Window 10 Version 1803 of late. My


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